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A Supreme Court pick. A Euro financial rescue. Karzai in Washington. And oil spill battle in the Gulf. It's all in our news roundtable.

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan meets with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in Washington, May 12, 2010. (AP)
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan meets with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in Washington, May 12, 2010. (AP)

Oil and more oil gushing into Gulf of Mexico waters this week. Maybe ten times, or more, every second, than what B.P. had suggested. And a “not my fault” appearance by oil execs on Capitol Hill.

President Obama has a new Supreme Court nominee in play this week. Europe dodges financial meltdown with a trillion dollar rescue.

Plus, we’ve got new arrests in the Times Square bombing attempt. A new, Conservative British prime minister. And a criminal investigation against eight Wall Street banks.

This Hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Guests:

Tom Gjelten, correspondent for NPR News. He covers global security and economic issues.

Karen Tumulty, national political reporter for the Washington Post.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor for The Atlantic.

More:

This week, B.P. released video of the oil gusher on the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico:

This program aired on May 14, 2010.

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